Milan 2018 - top products at Salone

Top five product launches at Salone del Mobile 2018

Here's our pick of the new furniture and lighting launches on show this week at Salone del Mobile, the world's largest annual design fair.

Chamfer sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has been collaborating with Moroso for 20 years, and her latest project for the Italian producer is a deep-seated modular sofa with angled edges. Named Chamfer in reference to the architectural sloping edge, the corners of the backrest are cut off to create softly angular lines accentuated by piping round the top edge.

Hall 16 A29/B22

Elipse chair by Patrick Jouin from Zanotta

Zanotta has released a chair with back legs that loop up around a circular hole in the centre of the backrest. French designer Patrick Jouin wanted the chair to be easy to pick up and move around, so he kept it light with an aluminium frame and a polypropylene seat and backrest.

Hall 16 A23/B16

No1 chair by Nendo from Fritz Hansen

Japanese studio Nendo has designed Fritz Hansen’s first entirely wooden chair for over 60 years. Its intricate 23-piece frame is made of beech and oak, and the seat and backrest are attached cleanly with no visible fixings. These parts are made from nine layers of veneer, and the short armrests curve inwards slightly with the shape of the seat.

Hall 16 D32

Linnut table lamp by Oiva Toikka from Magis

Magis has launched a collection of endearing table lamps with owl-like faces by Finnish glass designer Oiva Toikka. The polycarbonate shades look as delicate as blown glass and the faces stand out as darker silhouettes against the glowing bases.

Hall 20 C15/D14

LAN Collection by Neri&Hu from GAN

Spanish firm GAN has collaborated with Neri&Hu on a collection of oriental-inspired rugs, seating modules and room dividers with hand-embroidered geometric motifs. The seats have an oak base and thin cushion toppers, and you can also have a steel-framed backrest fixed to the seat in the same style as the divider.

Hall 20 B1/C6

If you're in town too then check out our Insider's guide to the most unmissable shows for interior designers across the city this week.